SLASH: Sustainable Lands and Safer Homes
SLASH collections have concluded for the 2021 season.
Check back for program updates and collection schedules in early spring 2022!
Help Reduce Wildfire Danger
What is Slash?
Slash is debris, from nature, such as tree limbs, prunings and pine needles. If not removed, slash can add to potential fire hazards on your property. The importance of mitigating and preparing your property for wildfire cannot be overstated - and again this year, Jefferson County is your partner in this effort.
The Importance of Mitigation
Removing slash and creating a defensible space around your home, is the first line of defense against wildfires. You can create zones around your home, removing any fire fuels, such as tree debris. Having a properly mitigated property doesn’t mean that wildfire will pass you by, but it gives the fire department a better opportunity to save your home when it does come. Great tips on how to protect your home and property can be found on the Jeffco Sheriff’s hazard mitigation page and at FireWise website.
What is Accepted?
What is Not Accepted?
New in 2021: Bags are NOT accepted.All bagged material must be emptied into the collection pile. Thank you for helping us be sustainable and efficient!
Fees for Slash Drop-off
Any size truck or trailer is welcome at Jefferson County Slash Collection sites. Dump fees are based on six cubic yards (162 cubic feet) of material: six yards is one load. The cost to drop off a single load is $20. Credit cards only. This is equivalent to:
- Truck bed full to truck cab height
- Trailer up to eight feet long by five feet wide by four feet high
- Loads outside these parameters will be charged accordingly.
Here is an example to know how to figure your cost:
- A 16 foot long trailer that is five feet wide and stacked four feet tall with tree branches
- 16 feet by 5 feet by 4 feet equals 320 cubic feet
- 320 cubic feet divided by 162 cubic feet (six yards) = 1.98 "loads"
- Each load is $20
- So, rounded off, this example trailer will cost $40 to drop at a Jeffco Slash Collection site
The fees that are charged help to offset the cost for the processing equipment, staffing and keeping the program sustainable so it can continue into future years.
SLASH Collection Locations
View the Google map below to find a location near you!
Wildfire mitigation requires community-wide support to reduce risk for Jefferson County. Donations help the County recover the cost of operating the SLASH program and directly contribute to wildfire mitigation efforts in your community.
If your business is interested in sponsoring the SLASH program, please contact us via the form below.